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Heavy rains flood area — Monroe County crews work to close off a flooded Belcoda Road in Wheatland.

Moreland commission member defending Cuomo — I joined the Democrat and Chronicle in December 2011 as digital opinion editor, a position that combines traditional editorial responsibilities with the fostering and promotion of online conversation across a number of digital platforms and social media.
Jul 28, 2014

GOP District Attorney in Syracuse, who was member of Moreland, is defending Cuomo on interference charges. @dandc

It’s official: Ramirez is out at Monroe HS — Armando Ramirez is officially out as principal at Monroe High School after the Rochester School District announced Monday that Vicky Ramos will serve a second stint as the school's leader. It was Ramos whom Ramirez replaced as Monroe principal when he arrived in 2012.

Mondays are Hootenanny Nights at Hose 22 — I was driving in Charlotte on a recent Monday evening when I noticed a number of vehicles at Hose 22 Firehouse Grill, a 1916 firehouse-turned-restaurant that's usually closed on Mondays. Curious - and hungry, because I'd missed lunch - I stopped in.

Flood watch issued for Rochester, western New York — The National Weather Service has announced a flood watch for Monroe County and surrounding areas, from 10 p.m. Sunday through 5 p.m. Monday. Meteorologist Dan Kelly said the Rochester area will receive at least a half inch of rain during the watch, with rainfall gradually diminishing by Monday afternoon.

Welcome to the Injury Zone! — I want to formally welcome everyone to our very first blog post here on The Injury Zone! My name is Russ, and I am a physical therapist and the clinical director for Lattimore of Spencerport Physical Therapy.

Their plaques should have a baseball and a scalpel — Reading about the baseball Hall of Fame ceremony got me thinking -- again -- about why Tommy John and Dr. Frank Jobe aren't enshrined in Cooperstown. They changed baseball because they changed sports medicine, which changed all sports.

A family tradition at Inclema's — Brothers Joe Inclema and Al Inclema Jr. started working at their father's meat market as kids. They swept floors, bagged groceries, helped customers and worked their way up. Years later, the brothers opened their own shop, Inclema's Meat Market, and said their early work was great training. "I was probably 12 or13.

All's fair when hunting for crafts — When it comes to scouting artisan finds, the stalker in me takes over. On a recent outing to the Mayday Underground craft fair at Village Gate, I followed a woman wearing a multi-colored shawl that resembled a butterfly wing. It draped beautifully on her jacket, creating a cascading-waterfall effect.

Cold case: Who killed Danille Goodwin and Jeremy Daniels? — Chanel White knows she'll never be her husband's first love. David White lost his first and longtime girlfriend, Danille Goodwin, and his childhood friend, Jeremy Daniels, two days before Thanksgiving in 2003, when someone entered the upstairs apartment the three had been sharing and shot Goodwin and Daniels, and left them for dead.
Jul 28, 2014

Cold case: Who killed Danille Goodwin and Jeremy Daniels? via @DandC

Henrietta woman dies in overnight crash — A Henrietta mother active in the Rush-Henrietta school district was killed Saturday night after crash involving an intoxicated motorist, Monroe County sheriff's deputies said. Lisa A. Welk, 51, was pronounced dead after a 11:15 p.m. two-car crash, which occurred at the intersection of Calkins Road and Hylan Drive in Henrietta.
Jul 28, 2014

Fatal #ROC crash: Lisa 'didn't even drink' So sad - other driver accused of DWI.

Jul 27, 2014

RT @meagmc: Update: Amanda Hunt, driver in fatal Henrietta crash, charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and dwi via @DandC

Jul 27, 2014

Update: Amanda Hunt, driver in fatal Henrietta crash, charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and dwi via @DandC

Brazen thieves nab bicycles in Greece garages — After a handful of residents have had expensive bicycles stolen from their garages over the past few weeks, Greece police are reminding cyclists to make sure their rides are locked up, even when they're parked inside. Especially if the you're in the habit of leaving the garage door open.
Jul 27, 2014

Parking your bike in your garage? Still no excuse for not locking it up. via @DandC

Maiorana: Bills' offense struggling — There are still six weeks of preparation to go before the Bills head to Chicago to kick off the 2014 season against the Bears at Soldier Field. Based on the way the offense has looked in the first week of training camp at St.

Bert Blyleven still can bring it — The first batter Bert Blyleven ever faced in a Major League Baseball game was Washington Senators right fielder Lee Maye. Maye belted a home run. Before Maye even reached the plate on his trot around the bases, Minnesota Twins manager Bill Rigney was on his way to the mound.
Jul 28, 2014

Bert Blyleven retired after the 1992 season but he can still bring it. Our story: He signs at Frontier Field tonite.

Jul 27, 2014

MLB's quality-start stat needs a new name, HOFer Bert Blyleven says. Like "sissy start." He's signing at Wings Mon.:

Inside look at the Common Core scoring scales — Within weeks, the state Education Department will release results from the second round of new math and English tests, and tens of thousands of parents will again try to decipher the state's 1-4 scoring system.
Jul 27, 2014

A great look behind the curtain at how the state's #CommonCore scoring scales were developed via @DandC #roc

Jul 27, 2014

Inside look at Common Core scoring scales via @DandC. Includes interviews with educators who made recommendations.